Of all the life paths, 7’s are the most misunderstood. Some authors call 7’s eccentric loners, but I don’t see them this way. That’s why I’ve written this blog celebrating 7 lifepaths, and their gifts as healers of the 7th or Crown Chakra in humanity. These Souls have incarnated to teach people to think for themselves. Not an easy job! Post last updated 1 Oct 2020.
Your lifepath is your life purpose, or spiritual job description while you’re on the planet. It’s a number between 1-9, or 11, 22, 33 or 44 (the latter are called Master Number lifepaths). We change lifepaths each incarnation, depending on what we want to learn next.
How do I know if I am a 7 lifepath? Your lifepath is revealed by adding your DOB from left to right. Read more on lifepaths.
For someone born 23 May 1950, we add 2+3+5+1+9+5+0 = 25.
2+5 is 7 is 7 hence this person has a 25/7 numerology lifepath.
You can have a 7, 16/7, 25/7, 34/7 or 43/7 lifepath. Check out Dan Millman’s book The Life You Were Born to Live if you want to know more about individual paths. You can also book a reading with me (currently booked out until 2021) and check out my online numerology classes, available for instant download.
Your lifepath age is a turning point, so someone with a 16/7 lifepath will find their calling earlier than a 43/7 lifepath. My kids numerology webinar is all about these super conscious children and teens.
I note that a 16/7 lifepath or birthday triggers a 16/7 karmic debt number. This is a Soul who wants to unblock their mind (6th Chakra/ Third Eye) and psychic abilities. They may be very drawn to education and metaphysics. Along the way, they need to overcome a tendency to to see things as right or wrong. Read more on the Third Eye chakra and fresh water.
Apart from your lifepath, the number 7 can appear in your:
-birthday, e.g. a 7 July birthday gives you double 7’s in your grid,
-name/s (e.g. Elizabeth adds to 43/7. Archangel Raphael is the protector of 7 lifepaths. More on guardian angels),
-personal years, challenges, pinnacles and major cycles. Find your personal year forecast. I cover also these in readings and classes.
-address or phone numbers. More on house numerology.
If you have been drawn to this article, you probably have 7’s in your chart or around you (as family and friends). Wherever 7 appears, is where the Universe wants you to be a Spiritual Teacher. The number 7 even looks like an open book!
Someone with a 7 lifepath is here to master self-respect, especially Higher Self (Soul) respect. 7 represents the Crown Chakra (the top of our heads, where the visible meets the invisible). It’s about remembering that we are all Spiritual Royalty and teaching people to trust in a higher order.
Did you know? The colour PURPLE has a 34/7 vibration (see the system I used), which is no surprise as purple has been associated with royalty for centuries. Purple dye used to be too expensive for normal people to afford.
Interestingly, the Crown Chakra is thought to be purple – it’s amazing how spiritual concepts weave their way into culture. Depending on who you ask, the Crown Chakra includes your pituitary and pineal glands and Central Nervous System. It helps us to co-ordinate our endocrine system, receiving psychic messages and to stay on Divine time.
Here are the benefits of a 7 Lifepath, based on my experience as a psychic reader (these apply to a lesser degree if 7 shows up in your name, etc.):
Pros of a 7 lifepath: Courageous Truth Seekers
-They question authority and bring up issues people are afraid to discuss. They’re not afraid to speak up. That makes them great teachers and challenging students. Children with 7 energy are hard to handle (unless you have 7’s too). They only respect their teachers if subjects are taught with passion and real-life examples. 7 lifepath children must be allowed to make mistakes and learn at their own speed, otherwise they become sarcastic and rebellious.
-7’s are born healers, here to shine a light for others (see cartoon). They manifest miracles quickly and attract Angelic assistance due to their pure hearts. No wonder 7 is a lucky number in many cultures (read more). It’s associated with Heaven and Divine Order, e.g. there are 7 days of the week, 7 colours in the rainbow, 7 chakras (energy centres) – the list goes on.
-Healthy 7’s value their time, energy and money. They are selective with where they live, what they eat and drink, who they partner and what they do for work. In that way, they are leaders who value quality over quantity. They disdain fools and value intelligence.
-7s are influenced by The Moon and Neptune. In classical palmistry, Neptunians often look angelic, have a love of animals and nature and are naturally intuitive. They have great instincts and can spot a fake a mile away. Many become educators, authors, psychics or investigators. I always recommend they follow the moon calendars (e.g. rest at a New Moon and schedule events around a waxing to Full Moon) due to their sensitivity.
The Moon influence gives them a bond with their mothers, women and intuitive people in general (MOTHER has a 34/7 vibration, as does EMPATHY and FLOWER). They enjoy visiting or climbing mountains (which look like 7s on their sides), living at the beach and being in water. I recommend baths and swimming for them as relaxation.
-Their life histories are inspiring. 7 looks like a cliff you jump off, and 7 lifepaths are known for taking huge leaps of faith. If they fail, they have the willpower, luck and ideas to bounce back. As the saying goes ‘fall down 7 times, get up 8’. Although 7’s may take longer to succeed, they get there eventually.
-7’s are tough competitors as they are both strong and intelligent (the word SPORT adds to 25/7). Bear Grylls and J.F.K are two famous 7 lifepaths who made careers out of triumphing over difficulty. In J.F.K’s case, he became American President despite living with chronic pain. I note that his wife Jackie Kennedy Onassis was a 38/11 lifepath – 7s and 11’s attract each other, as they are both spiritually inclined. See my post on 711. Speaking of Moon connections, J.F.K made the famous “We choose to go to the Moon” speech.
-People with 7 lifepaths are specialists who carve a niche in their chosen industries. They prefer to maintain control over their creativity and income. Take Taylor Swift for example. She refuses to let other people sing her songs and writes all her own music. She also won a 2017 course case regarding sexual harassment by a Colorado DJ.
-7 energy is associated with mystics, monks and nuns and 7’s don’t need much to be happy. They can be advocates of simplicity and peace. The words HEART, EARTH, MORTAL and SOULMATE add to 25/7 and many 7’s pair for life, or maintain close relationships for decades. Once they love you, it’s forever.
Cons of being a 7 lifepath: Sceptical Know-It-Alls
For brevity reasons, I’m going to skim the challenges of a 7 lifepaths – many numerology textbooks cover these in vivid detail.
-7’s are notoriously stubborn. If you’ve ever met someone who kept making the same mistake, they probably had lots of 7 energy. It can manifest as extreme obstinacy, and a refusal to listen to reason. They have ‘thick skulls’, especially when their Crown Chakra energy is blocked. They tend to retreat into their heads and end up feeling like the world is against them.
-7 lifepath’s may have addictive tendencies, such as smoking, gambling, overspending, drinking, playing video games, avoiding people etc. Their extreme sensitivity can cause them to keep their feelings inside, creating confusion for their friends and family. It takes patience and a safe environment for them to open up again. It can take a long time for them to forgive and forget.
-When I was a University student, I loved wearing purple flares, and my friends always teased me. They said purple was the colour of sexual frustration. I never believed them, but some numerologists do say that people with lots of 7’s find it harder to meet mates who live up to their standards. A Queen or King needs to find an equal.
-Someone with strong 7 energy has to find their own path to enlightenment. Following formulas and copying other people don’t work for them in the long-term. They may need to try a few careers, relationships or lifestyles before they find what works for them. Once they make a decision to move on, they rarely change their minds.
-My favourite and least favourite clients have been 7 lifepaths or people with lots of 7’s in their numerology. Why? Because a 7 who’s living their purpose is committed to personal growth, easy going, willing to invest in their education and open to Spiritual signs such as 11:11 clocks. However a 7 who doesn’t trust tends to have a sharp tongue, big ego and busy mind. They’ll ask the same questions repeatedly, until I put my foot down.
-7 lifepaths who haven’t learned to quiet their minds through meditation and Spirit Guide connection tend to give away their power. They can fall under the influence of gurus and cults. This may cause them to become un-grounded and ‘overly spiritual’, e.g. forgetting to eat.
Places with 7 energy include: Brisbane, Australia, Fiji, Giza (well, 7 does look like a pyramid on its side!), Greece, Jerusalem, Scotland, South America and Sweden. All places that are one of a kind and attract spiritual or pleasure seekers (PLEASURE adds to 34/7). Over the past decade, I’ve built a business in Brisbane and met many amazing healers in the area.
Famous People with 25/7 Lifepaths include: Princess Diana (she was spiritual royalty in many ways and believed in psychics), Queen Elizabeth, Marilyn Monroe (Hollywood royalty), Leonardo DiCaprio, Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill, Roger Moore (how perfect that he played 007 James Bond in seven films). Also spiritual leader Byron Katie and best-selling authors John C. Maxwell and Rachael Bermingham – see my reading for her.
Famous People with 34/7 Lifepaths include: Elon Musk (at 34, SpaceX was awarded a contract from NASA), Freddie Mercury (at 34, he did The Game tour – see this reading for Freddie and Queen), John Deacon (fellow Queen band member – at 34, he began playing with other bands), JFK ( around age 34 he won a U.S. Senate seat and shortly after, married Jackie), Johnny Depp (he’s definitely quirky! Apparently 7’s like knives, hence Edward Scissorhands. I learned this from Ian White), Taylor Swift, Israel Folau, Lorde, Kevin Rudd (his slogan was Kevin07 – how apt. He was the odd one out – Australian Prime Ministers are generally 1 lifepaths), Bear Grylls, Elle Macpherson, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
I note that Ashton and Mila are married – 7’s are very compatible, if they have equal power. Ashton’s former wife Demi Moore is a Master 22/4 lifepath, which made them a (7+22) or Master 29/11 couple in terms of compatibility. 11 is the public spotlight number.
Famous People with 43/7 Lifepaths include: Natasha Stott Despoja (at 43, she was named Chair of the Foundation to Prevent Violence against women and their children – shortly afterwards, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made her Australia’s new ambassador for women and girls).
Also Kaushal from Kaushal Beauty, a super popular Indian-UK influencer who is married to Vex King (a Master 33 lifepath and author).
Plus Sheryl Sandberg ( author of Lean In. A couple of months before turning 43, she became the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board)
My advice for people with 7 Lifepaths is to ‘dare to be different’.
You are here to wake people up. Leap, and the net will appear.
Here’s a prayer for you: Dear Spirit, I have no idea. Please show me where to focus now so that I can make a difference. I look forward to being a light in the world today, in every possible way. Help me find my way. Thank you and amen.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this introduction to 7 Lifepaths. Remember, the 7th Chakra is the Crown Chakra. If you want to stay in power, you must rule from the heart, not from the head. People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care (John C. Maxwell, a 25/7 lifepath).
711 Numerology Explained – Oneness and Crown Chakra Healing
Find Your Lifepath (links to many 7 articles) e.g. Freddie Mercury’s Mystical 7 Life Path (plus Queen the Band’s Numerology)
I dedicate this post to my lifepath 7 friends and readers, as well as anyone who loves this number of quiet accomplishment. Special thanks to Adeline Teoh, Julianna, Brenda Sutherland, Alison Vidotto, Megan Williams, Adi Shakti Vanessa, Kylie Blackman, Byron Katie, Isabella Karan, Jasmine Norton, Laurita, Rita, Nicole, Danielle, Andrew and Zoe for your deep wisdom.
Heather on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:29 PM Wonderfully explained and totally me! I’m a 43/7, and it wasn’t until my mid-40s that I realized I needed to create a business around the 7 Life Path. I had always been very interested in all meta-physical things and alternative techniques in healing, spirit, etc. Born Catholic on one side, but exposed to psychics, astrology, health and so forth on the other side, i have always been in the crown chakra in many ways. Being told just about 4 years ago how truly psychic I am, I began to then fully understand it, since I had “always” been that way, I just figured they were “thoughts”, versus messages. I continue to dig deeper and deeper into all things spiritual, became a Reiki Master about 4 years ago, an Ordained Minister about 2 years ago, and am now working to build my own Reiki & Spiritual Guidance business, along with a project with a friend to help others on their paths. Thank you for this! Namaste! ~ Heather Reply to comment
Sarah on Monday, 6 July 2015 12:06 AM Hi Heather, thanks so much for your generous comments. Reiki adds to 34/7 and I’m happy to hear you have found your path. Blessings and hope to stay in touch. Keep the faith 🙂
CATHERINE BIRCH on Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:17 PM I am such a 25/7…as you know! A great read and reminder of why I am here…now to get back on my path and find another cliff to liven things up! I have learnt so much from you Sarah, in so many ways, and I am forever grateful to have met you again, in this life-time. Big hugs and much love xx Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – Love you always Catherine, glad to be your friend!
Luna on Thursday, 22 October 2015 11:06 PM Amazing read! Literally reading a complete description of myself. I feel amazing and inspired and ready to keep going! Lots of love and blessings to you! Reply to comment
Sarah Yip on Saturday, 24 September 2016 1:32 AM Dear Luna – what a name – 7 is ruled by the Moon 😀 Grateful you found the post interesting, thanks a million for writing back!!
Sue M Coad on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:16 AM Hello Sarah! I a am a devotee of yours!! In a good way, not a stalker way. I would like to thank you for your posts, your insight and the am amount of information that you share. It helps so many people to gain clarity in an otherwise sometimes messy mindfield of life! I also love Dan Milman’s work and use it extensively in my work. I have gained some wonderful insights from his work and find it very valuable. I would really like to thank you for this post on 7 and as you probably are able to ascertain that’s me! 25/7. I see how negativity has such a detrimental affect on our lives and how we feel and when one reads both pros and cons of our numerolgy, one is able to reflect on past decisions, actions and behaviour and see where one is actually living in ones negative side. I was offered some interesting and valuable information from a px/practitioner recently who reminded me that although many of us spend a lot of our time learning metaphysics, many of us still live in our heads and are actually not “living” our knowledge. I try to teach my px to move their knowing to their solar plexus in order to “feel” and “live” their knowledge, but unfortunately, for me, I struggle with my own advice!! Thanks once again, you have given me food for thought SXX Reply to comment
M on Wednesday, 9 March 2016 1:48 AM Hi! I was just wondering is there a such thing as a 52/7? And is there a big difference between 34/7 and 43/7? Thank you, Xo. Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – No 52/7’s in my system but there could be in other systems of numerology. The lifepath suggests the turning point age so yes there is a different between 34/7 and 43/7 holders, they bloom at different stages and are also working chakras in a different order. Dan Millman writes about the lifepaths in The Life You Were Born to Live, have a look there or consider one of my numerology courses.
Savannah on Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:35 PM At last something positive about us “7”s…we are the misunderstood. I am 16/7, who has tried to understand this crazy journey I am on. Highly spiritual, highly sensitive, and highly frustrated because I think we try to fit, try to contribute, try to learn the lessons, but are constantly “at battle” with everything and everyone, and don’t mean to be. I have been giving all my life, and it blows up in my face. I have loved deeply and been lied to, conned, and suffered from huge betrayal. I have forgiven and tried to move on and not look back but it gets OLD to keep giving it your absolute all and having stuff shatter time and time again. I do feel I have missed something, just NOT getting what I should be getting. I am not dense, but feel blind at times. I think “teachers” by nature are good students, they know that they don’t know but are trying their best to broaden their horizons. I adore input and I try wholeheartedly to apply the wisdom to my journey. I share my insights, and try my best to impart to others what I have discovered. I have started over again and again, rebuilding, but it gets old, and I have gotten weary. I am childlike, I believe that someday it will flow and produce fruitful results, but man the road is long and pitted. My life theme song is sung by Cher – You haven’t seen the last of me yet. I can relate to that so well. We are tough, we know our guardian angels work overtime so keep us safe and on track. We are special and unique and all I want to do is encourage and help those I love, as well as those who are put in my path, REACH their God given potential! I try SO hard to be gracious, give more than I take, pitch in where I can, and be a light in the darkness. But man oh man it isn’t easy and the storms are many. I am on the “cusp of magic astrologically” and I delight in that. And yet I rarely see that I live there, ha. I enjoyed your blurb here, most of the stuff I encounter isn’t very helpful or positive. If we as a group are “eccentric loners” it is NO DOUBT because we haven’t been well received, is my stance. Not because we haven’t TRIED, ha. We have retreated into solitude because it was a survival response. The eccentric is just our creativity being expressed because it refuses to be contained within. Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – Hi Savannah, glad to be a light in the field of frequent darkness, keep reaching into your heart and you will find the love you are looking for. There is much to enjoy about being a 7 lifepath especially when you connect with people who value knowledge and Spirit.
Sheena on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 5:55 AM Thank you for sharing this! I am a 25/7 and the prayer really helped me. I’m still trying to find my way especially career wise. I’ve been through so much from birth up until now and reading this has opened my eyes to so much. thank you again. I’d love a reading to discover my soul contract and whats to come for this year. Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – Pleasure to assist Sheena, have a look at my Bookings page for more info, best wishes.
CHARLES on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 8:37 AM thank you I enjoyed reading your article on life path 7 lately I’ve been so introverted I feel like I’m losing my mind sometimes it scares me to the point I don’t want to be bothered with people & their BS Anyway thanks again Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – Thanks for writing in Charles, and for your support. Have a look at my article about overcoming your fear of rejection, it may be helpful for finding your flow again.
shannamay on Monday, 11 July 2016 9:28 PM Thank you for taking the time to share , discovered you and a panel on tv tonight , for some strange reason I was convinced that I was a 5 , whilst watching the show ,[ they just sounded so awesome, so unique ] , so I naturally assumed , that was me a ”5” … I don’t want to be a seven !!!! but hey sevens as ”you” insightfully read and describe us, well .. perfect lol thanks xx Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – Glad you found your true path Shannamay, enjoy the winding path to healing!
jacqueline on Tuesday, 9 August 2016 12:52 PM Thank you Sarah, I treasure your insight to lifepath 7. All of what you say is true for me amazingly and as a 43/7 I am still with knowing my time is coming to fruition of success. I knew all the while it would be later in life. You wrote all that is precious about 7s and this is important because often you read such morbid opinions on this life path. Thank you for this deeply explained positive side of 7. Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – Happy you found this article useful Jacqueline, it always pays to keep looking until you find the sunshine through the rain.
Song Atthajaroon on Saturday, 17 September 2016 1:46 PM This was a great read! Thank you. The prayer made me laugh out loud. As a 25/7, I identified with many of these traits! Reply to comment
Sarah Yip on Saturday, 24 September 2016 1:31 AM Dear Song, so glad to hear the article helped!! I just read for a 25/7 lifepath client today – 7s are one of my favourite groups to talk to as they have so many unusual ideas and aren’t afraid to ask questions. Delighted you found the prayer amusing. Stay in touch.
Sharat on Thursday, 6 October 2016 1:12 AM I am writing this mail to seek advice from you on what do I have to do to be a psychic healer. I was going through your ‘Life path 7’ write-up on your website and all those things you mentioned matched my traits. I feel like i should stay away from the corporate world and be in holistic healing. I was in Brisbane last year and I loved it maybe due to ‘7’ vibration being synonymous with my life path. Thanks. Reply to comment
Sarah Yip on Thursday, 6 October 2016 1:16 AMHi Sharat, thanks for writing to me, I’m so glad you found the lifepath 7 post helpful. Your question is not easy to answer, there is no one path to becoming a healer. Here are some links which may help: A list of my teachers – you’ll see that it takes a community to be a successful healer, The medical stigmata in palmistry and this post on the St Andrew’s Cross in palmistry. I am not able to give more detailed advice outside of a reading or workshop. Thanks for understanding.
Helena on Monday, 9 January 2017 3:00 AM Hi! I’m a 34/7! I think i have been on a never ending conflict between my heart and head for ever, just can’t seem to find my purpose! I find myself in all the cons and pros!! Reply to comment
Meah Manzon Gojo Cruz on Monday, 17 April 2017 4:52 AM Hi, Sarah! I love the way you explain everything in your pages. You are very clear and alive. You are not just explaining, you are like chatting! I think I will follow your style in my own future blogs too, hi-hi! By the way, I am not a 7 life path person but I have 7s in my chart and it adds to the difficulty of my complicated numerology. I was born Sept. 4, 1978 at around 3pm. The letters of my name gives me the artistic urges and the desire to be popular and to be in the center but it seems my birthday numbers and my last name (which totals to 7) are contradicting. There are seasons that popularity isn’t very hard for me. Almost all the people in my world knows me and whenever I enter the room, I used to get all the attention. But the question is what kind of popularity do I have? I think there are two types of popularity – the graceful and disgraceful. I can say I have experienced both but I used to feel like I am in disgraceful situations, though I didn’t commit any crime or did immoral things. People around me have their own standards of what to expect from a particular kind of person and if you didn’t live to their expectations, they will talk against you (edited for brevity). Reply to comment
Sarah Yip – Dear Meah, thanks for your support, I think you’d enjoy this post A Poem For My Critics very much. The only person we can ever please is ourself, to seek approval from others is like leaning on a straw house in a gale force wind. Easier said than done, I know.
Cheyanne on Saturday, 29 April 2017 6:22 PM I can’t believe how accurate this all is. I’m 19. My birthday is September 26, 1997. I’ve always felt this overwhelming sense that I was put on earth to help and heal people. Even when I was younger, my father told me I would bring peace to everyone I came around so effortlessly. He said I would daydream for hours and tell him I was thinking about angels. I don’t remember this and most of my childhood is very dream-like to me. I felt like I was constantly in a haze and didn’t snap out til about age 16. I also have an extremely strong connection with music and always felt like that was how I was supposed to heal people. However, no matter how much I love something it’s always very hard for me to get myself started or not give up. I’ve had really weird interactions with strangers, people telling me about aura colors I have (pink and purple), telling me things about me that no one could know unless they were in my head, and often people seem to be very comfortable telling me very personal things, even if we just met. And I also see the number 333 ALL THE TIME.
Sarah Yip – Happy to hear from you Cheyanne, 333 is not only a sign of Solar Plexus healing and the 11:11 See’rs tribe, it also suggests you are a Starseed so have a look into that. Sounds like your Dad knows your Soul inside out, what a gift. Keep following your vibes!